When accidents happen, we can often treat and even save a tooth if we see you in time. Until you get here, use regular first aid, plus try these tips:
- If you lose a tooth, pick it up by the crown (not the root) and rinse it under warm water. Put the tooth back into its socket or tuck it inside your cheek. If you can’t, put the tooth into a cup and cover it with milk or water (saliva works too).
- If you lose a crown, we may be able to reinsert it. If you can, clean the crown and attach it to your tooth with dental cement—not glue. Otherwise, keep it in a cool, safe place.
- If you’ve chipped a tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water and apply pressure to stop the bleeding.